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Transforming the Yarra is a multimedia walking tour celebrating the development of Melbourne’s Yarra River precinct since the 1980s from a post industrial wasteland to the centre of Melbourne’s public life. The walking tour tells the story of the visionary work of many architects, urban designers and planners in realising the potential of the Yarra River corridor and revitalising it as a hub for recreation and culture.

Through the application of enlightened urban design and architectural principles, a precinct that was once dour and industrialised has become a lively, people-centred area. Importantly, the original visions of these planners, architects and designers continue to be developed through new public projects such as Federation Square, Birrarung Marr and South Wharf, which build on the cultural vitality of the area.

Transforming the Yarra features interviews with the public servants, politicians, designers and academics who established a new vision for the river and carried it forward during the last 30 years. The tour uses archival and current images to clearly show the river’s transformation and rebirth.

What's New

Version 1.2

Fixed crash running in iOS 4.3

Ratings and Reviews

historical walk of the river


Wow what a great walk total time 30mins,
I hope they expand on this app due to the changes on the rivers edge both side there are more stories to be told like the aquarium being built, park lands.
I'm almost 40 and I didn't know about the history of the Yarra. What a great way to find out on a clod crisp morning with a steaming cup of coffee.

Loved it


Just fascinating.

Different, interesting and very helpful

Super Sherl

Tells the story of the redevelopment of Melbourne's Yarra river with interviews of the people who did it. The images are great and I liked the music as well. We downloaded this and took the kids along, stopping for coffees when they got tired. Lots of fun and a great afternoon's walk.


WSP Environmental Pty Ltd
34.7 MB
Requires iOS 3.1.3 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.
Age Rating
Rated 4+
© WSP Digital 2010-11


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